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This week's Voting Rights Roundup: The most extreme gerrymander in modern history is struck down, a 2020 AZ ballot initiative could majorly expand voting rights, PA finally gets no-excuse mail voting, Dems file several new voting rights lawsuits, & more dailykos.com/stories/2019/1…
A proposed Oklahoma initiative would create an independent redistricting commission if it makes the 2020 ballot. I explained how it would work here. The criteria prioritize communities of interest, racial & partisan fairness, & ending prison gerrymandering dailykos.com/story/2019/11/…
If this commission passes, Oklahoma could end up with a congressional map looking somewhat like this one. Dem Rep. Kendra Horn's red-leaning #OK05 would become a few points less red, but Republicans could easily gerrymander her out of her seat if they remain in control after 2020
A federal court signaled that MS' Jim Crow-era "electoral college" is unconstitutional & will be stuck down if it changes Tuesday's #MSgov outcome. This rule requires candidates to win a majority of votes & a majority of GOP-gerrymandered state House seats dailykos.com/stories/2019/1…
This rule stems from Mississippi's white supremacist 1890 constitution & hasn't been struck down before because it's never come into play like it could on Tuesday. If Dem Jim Hood wins the most votes but not the majority of districts, the GOP could install Tate Reeves as governor
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